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wishful thinkingnoun [U]

 us   /ˈwɪʃ·fəl ˈθɪŋ·kɪŋ/
the ​imagining of an ​unlikelyfutureevent or ​situation that you ​wish were ​possible: We ​talked about ​buying a ​housesomeday, but ​right now it’s just wishful thinking.
(Definition of wishful thinking from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"wishful thinking" in British English

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wishful thinkingnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˌwɪʃ.fəl ˈθɪŋ.kɪŋ/
the ​imagining or ​discussion of a very ​unlikelyfutureevent or ​situation as if it were ​possible and might one ​dayhappen: "Do you ​think you might be in ​line for ​promotion?" "No, it's just wishful ​thinking."
(Definition of wishful thinking from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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